5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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How much pesticides cost us

20/09/2013

Hello again! As promised, here we go further exploring the harmful effects pesticides have on our health and environment. Currently, there are more than 1,055 active ingredients registered as pesticides, which are put together to produce over 20,000 pesticide products that are being marketed in the United States. However, pesticide resistance is increasing. In the 1940s, U.S. farmers lost only 7% of their crops to pests. Since the 1980s, loss has increased to 13%, even though more pesticides are being…

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A Word on Pesticides

05/09/2013

Hello, dears! After somewhat thoroughly exploring the vast subject of best and worst foods to eat, I thought to myself: how many times have I written the word pesticides? All of those foods are named good or bad, recommended to be avoided or, on the contrary, preferred, because of the pesticides. We keep repeating the term, but never actually investigated it further to see what it stands for. Yes, it is common knowledge that pesticides are some evil chemicals, harmful to our bodies and nature, but what…

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THE MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, Part 2

30/08/2013

Hi, dears, here I am with the promised second part on what foods should be avoided at any cost – and the cost is not as high as you might think, actually. As discussed in last week`s article, the good fellas at the Environmental Working Group compile a list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. They do it every year and usually tree fruits, berries, leafy greens dominate the list. Last week we published the 12 worst choices you could go for when shopping conventional produce, now let`s…

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THE 12 MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

23/08/2013

Dears, dears, dears… it hurts on so many levels to say it, even think about it, but here: summer is almost over. Terribly soon we will all be back to normal, meaning city life will suck us in its unforgiving pattern, you know the drill; office, home, friends, weekend trips, bar odysseys, nights to remember and days to forget. I`m quite positive going back to normal for you includes being more conscious about what you eat; judging from experience, the summer somehow always ruins the carefully…

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WE GOT YOU COVERED: SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING

26/07/2013

 Hello, dears The summer is finally here, the sky is blue and clear, etc., etc., poetry is definitely not my thing, but, you know, no one is perfect, myself at the very least My strength is logical thinking, as most of you have probably noticed; it doesn`t exactly take a college degree to notice how often I go with “It`s only logical”, does it now, hoho. That being said, it`s only logical to explore the subject of eco clothing today. Why? Well, in the last few post I told you about safe cosmetics,…

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Organic vs Conventional Farming

20/03/2013

Guest Blog Post By Josiff Penchev The main advantages of organic farming are obvious. First of all, it’s far more ecological. Second, it sustains the health of soil, ecosystems and people, and relies on biodiversity rather than synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, plant growth regulators, like hormones, livestock antibiotics and food additives, which have quite adverse effects. We all feel that most of the food we buy from the big supermarkets with our hard earned money is pure garbage. As for me,…

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